[D26-22.01] 27-2052 Definitions
in this article:
services means: cleaning and maintenance, including the making of minor repairs;
the furnishing of heat and hot water, where supplied from a central source;
the removal of garbage, refuse, ashes and wastes from the premises; and the
removal of snow, ice. dirt and other matter from the sidewalk and gutter.
(b) Janitor means
a person employed to perform janitorial services.
[D26-22.03] 27-2053 Obligations of owner
a. The owner of
a multiple dwelling shall provide adequate janitorial services.
b. In a multiple
dwelling of nine or more dwelling units, the owner shall either:
the janitorial services himself or herself, if he or she is a resident owner;
(2) provide a
for janitorial services to be performed on a 24 hour-a-day basis in a manner
approved by the department.
c. The owner of
a multiple dwelling or his or her managing agent in control shall post and maintain
in such dwelling a legible sign, conspicuously displayed, containing the janitor's
name, address (including apartment number) and telephone number. A new identification
sign shall be posted and maintained within five days following a change of janitor.
[D26-22.05] 27-2054 Residence of person performing
janitorial services; limitation on number of dwelling units served
The person who
performs janitorial services for a multiple dwelling of nine or more dwelling
units (other than where janitorial services are performed on a 24-hour-a-day
basis under paragraph 3 of subdivision b of section 27-2053 of this article)
shall reside in or within a distance of one block or 200 feet from the dwelling,
whichever is greater, unless the owner resides in the multiple dwelling. Where
two or three multiple dwellings are connected or adjoining, it shall be sufficient,
however, that the person who performs janitorial services resides in one of
these, but no person who performs janitorial services for more than one multiple
dwelling may service more than 65 dwelling units. Regardless of residence the
janitor must have a telephone where the janitor may reasonably be expected to
[D26-22.07] 27-2055 Certification of competency
a. Except as provided
in subdivision of this section (b), the owner who is required to employ a janitor
shall certify in writing to the department that such owner's janitor is competent
to perform janitorial services required to be performed by this article in a
competent fashion and is capable of operating the incinerator and the furnace,
boiler and other machinery that provides central heat and hot water. The owner
shall submit a new certificate of the janitor's competency to the department
no later than 60 days after hiring a new janitor.
b. No such certification
shall be required concerning a janitor who has satisfactorily completed a course
of not less than 15 hours given or approved by the department of buildings in
the basic skills required for the performance of janitorial services. Such course
should include, but need not be limited to, instruction on operation of the
central heating plant; replacement of the smoke pipe from the furnace to the
chimney; and the making of necessary minor repairs, such as replacement of washers
and water faucets. Courses approved by the department of buildings may he offered
by a school, association, labor union or other public agency.
c. This section
shall become effective on June 13, 1968.
[D26-22.09] 27-2056 Exemption of New York city
of this article shall not be applicable to the New York city housing authority.